"All of Thomson Reuters will also uphold the Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. This commitment is more than a source of pride. It is the core of who we are," that's from the Reuters code of ethics.
But this week when we asked Reuters to have a look at an article that we thought might just have violated its stated commitment to integrity we were greeted with deafening and defensive... silence.
There is no doubt the economic downturn is hurting everyone these days and apparently Greenpeace is no exception. Take a look below at a fundraising email that went out on Friday. Greenpeace is using an erroneous scare story that it concocted to goad supporters into forking over their hard earned money to help stem the tide of a crisis that it invented.
The Alaska pollock fishery is not in danger of collapse.
The always measured and restrained folks at Greenpeace were at it again today. This time insisting they were right that overfishing has pushed Alaska Pollock to the brink of collapse. Not just the brink but the cusp... and we all know the cusp is much worse than the brink.
Greenpeace's flawed seafood sustainability campaign has stumbled and stuttered its way to New Zealand. Some Kiwi friends report the eco-lobby's effort there isn't going so well. For starters they circulated the same grocery store questionnaire that they shopped here in the states but had to abandon their store-ranking plans because... well, all of the stores ignored the survey.
Tired old Greenpeace is once again ranking people and making lists. This time in the UK where they are ranking "tinned tuna" based on issues of by catch. Not being a Brit myself, I'm guessing that's what we Yanks call canned tuna here in the States.
I wonder if Greenpeace organizers go home after a long day and rank their kids in order of how much they love them? Or perhaps there's a list on the refrigerator of badly behaved household pets to avoid.
Someone should tell Greenpeace to hold off on its self congratulatory applause. You see Ahold USA’s latest seafood sustainability efforts (Giant food, Stop & Shop etc) are NOT a result of Greenpeace’s non-science based, misguided campaign that, aside from yawns, has drawn a staggering amount of intense passing interest from tens of consumers.
While organizations like Greenpeace spend their time attacking the seafood community for its supposed lack of sustainable practices, independent Government scientists have gone about their work assessing the actual sustainability story of American fish stocks and the verdict is in— “good news.”
It’s a little worn around the edges and the pages are a bit yellow but that’s no reason to get rid of it—right? Especially not when we can be eco-friendly and recycle it over and over and over again. It’s the Greenpeace playbook and its activists have cracked it open once again this time in Portugal.